Its naval port, the “Royale”, the sailors, the harbour, Mont-Faron, the Cours Lafayette, the Mayol stadium, the Toulon Rugby club… and this is Toulon, a unique city of its kind. City of contrasts. City entirely dedicated to the State, to its navy, royal then republican. But also a city of early politicization, of social criticism. City of charms too! Wherever you look at it, from the top of Mont-Faron, the wall of the city full of "military sounds", to its vast harbor, from Cap Sicié to the peninsula of Giens, this harbor often praised as "the wonder of the world", the scene of so many naval battles in the past, and the fleet's "Port Royal" since always, one feels the emotion of seeing there a national destiny, not very provincial in the end. But Toulon is also a city of the sweetness of life, with a pleasant climate, proven sociability, conducive to strolling, the discreet charms of its neighborhoods, unpretentious and snobbish, and overcoming its traumatic past, enhancing itself to become now attractive. . Walk in this singular city in the company of Vauban, Schopenhauer, Victor Hugo, Stendhal, Jules Michelet, Pierre Loti, Paul Morand, Léon Vérane, Django Reinhardt, Georges Bernanos, Gilbert Bécaud, and many others.
Honorary Prefect, former Commissioner of the Navy, Marc Bayle is a graduate of Science-Po Paris, doctor of public law and doctor of letters and human sciences. He was General Councilor of Toulon from 1994 to 2001.